— MERRIAM, Kan. – AdventHealth Shawnee Mission was identified as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® according to an independent quality analysis provided by PINC AI™ and reported by Fortune.
To create the list, an objective, quantitative analysis of publicly available data was conducted to identify the top hospitals in the United States. The primary purpose of the PINC AI™ 100 Top Hospitals® program is to inspire hospital and health system leaders to pursue higher performance and deliver added value to patients and communities. The program leverages transparent, nonbiased data to help inform strategies for sustained performance. Organizations do not apply to participate in the study, and award winners do not pay to market their honor.
“We are honored to be named one of the 100 top hospitals in the U.S.,” said AdventHealth’s Mid-America Region CEO Sam Huenergardt. “Recognitions including this, our Leapfrog ‘A’ Grade and our CMS five-star rating demonstrate AdventHealth Shawnee Mission’s commitment to quality and the incredible care our physicians, nurses and clinicians provide every day.”
100 Top Hospitals® program performance
This year, based on comparisons between the study winners and a peer group of similar hospitals that were not winners, the analysis found that the winners of the 100 Top Hospitals® program delivered better outcomes while operating more efficiently and at a lower cost. Compared to non-winning hospitals, this year’s winners had:
- 31 percent fewer deaths than non-winning hospitals
- 9 percent fewer patients with complications
- 39 percent fewer healthcare associated infections (HAIs)
- Nearly 20 percent lower inpatient expenses per discharge
- 0.5-day shorter average length of stay
- Better reported patient experience scores, with a top-box Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) score of 77 percent versus 70 percent for non-winning hospitals.
“As hospitals continue to share the nation’s focus on changing healthcare for the better, hospitals and health systems are recognizing the importance of identifying areas within their walls for quality improvement,” said Leigh Anderson, Premier’s Chief Operating Officer and the leader of PINC AI™. “The transparent and nonbiased measures this study provides, helps leaders make informed decisions for change, and proves that AdventHealth Shawnee Mission excels across a range of core performance indicators, which can directly lead to significantly higher quality patient outcomes, with fewer readmissions and complications.”